Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (CHES)

This product is only for CHES practitioners.  

This book explains the proven, popular counseling approach, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and shows how to integrate it into present counseling interactions with clients. MI offers tools to help clients work through ambivalence and avoid quick-fixes and overcome barriers to change and maintain healthier habits. Sample dialogues show specific ways to improve conversations on movement and planning and eating better. “This book fills a void in the education of nutrition …professionals. Even the most experienced professional will find useful ideas to apply in practice.” Molly Kellogg, RDN, LCSW, private practice, Philadelphia, PA

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1460)
15 CE Online Test Only (1461CHES)
25 CE Online Test Only (1462CHES)
15 CE Book & Online Test (1463CHES)
25 CE Book & Online Test (1464CHES)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Guilford Press
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3020) Assessment of target groups, populations
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4060) Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5100) Elderly
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (6000) Education, Training, and Counseling
  • (6010) Behavior change theories, techniques
  • (6020) Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • (6030) Education theories and techniques for adults
  • (6040) Education theories and techniques for children and adolescents
  • (6060) Learning needs assessment, learning plan development, and evaluation
  • (6070) Interviewing and listening skills

Course Objectives


1.1.3    Apply theories and models to develop assessment strategies

1.4.2    Analyze factors that influence health behaviors

1.5.4    Analyze factors that foster or hinder attitudes and beliefs

2.3.3    Select a variety of strategies and interventions to achieve stated objectives

After this course, participants will be able to:

1. Assess clients' level of motivation to change nutrition and/or fitness behaviors and thus better support their efforts in making their behaviors more healthy.

Recommended For...
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Why we chose this book
This topic is a major emerging addition to counseling strategies in health care fields. The authors are highly qualified and experienced.
About the author
Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN, is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at California State University, Chico. Laura Curtis, MS, RDN, is Director of Nutritional Services at Glenn Medical Center in Willows, CA.